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Audio: The Sign of Four




This is an audio book version of Arthur Conan Doyle's The Sign of Four


Reviews

Reviewer: The English Abroad - - September 21, 2012
Subject: Professional Reader
Fantastic reading with just the right amount of acting and characterisation to make each person clearly different, all delivered with perfect clarity. An excellent voice for this story.
Reviewer: LeGrande - - December 5, 2010
Subject: The readers name is ...
John Telfer. He read several books for audiobooksforfree.com. He is an established actor and musician in the United Kingdom.
Reviewer: Sorker - - June 29, 2010
Subject: Great Book. Great Reader.
The BE reader’s talent for presenting different voices is remarkable and his general style is just perfect to convey the era. This is Conan Doyle's second "book" of four, though many see it as more an introductory “first book” style than the previously published A Study in Scarlet. The book was solicited from Conan Doyle at the same dinner as the publisher solicited Oscar Wilde to write what would become A Picture of Dorian Gray, both published in the same year, 1890. With the additional space, Conan Doyle manages to tell the London story and then the India back-story, tying it all together. I liked that and I liked the allusions to current history in India. He introduced a key female character and also softened up the character of Holmes as being more human, and less the automaton as previously. It will help you to know that the original title was The Sign of the Four, having two “the”s. Early-movie buffs can view free the 1932 movie version on www.hulu.com.
Reviewer: sridatta - - September 1, 2009
Subject: sripad
Ah simply superb I look forward to listen to Hound of Baskervilles
Reviewer: zxghty - - September 27, 2007
Subject: There is more
Than " a man hooked on drugs." Oh well, not all of us have brains.
Reviewer: DennyBrud - - September 6, 2007
Subject: Wow!
This is a very well done interpretation of the Sign of Four.
Reviewer: OGRastamon - - March 21, 2007
Subject: The Sign of Four
Possibly the best of the full-length Holmes stories (far better than the over-hyped THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES) it is also the inspiration for the best Holmes pastiche, Nicholas Meyer's THE SEVEN PERCENT SOLUTION.

The reading is superb. Many great actors have tackled the roles of Holmes and Watson. This unfortunately anonymous actor does them both with distinction.

Now if I can find audio of this quality for those books I'm never going to actually read.
Reviewer: fishingnewwaters - - May 23, 2006
Subject: its ok
A man hooked on drugs... yep thats about it.
Reviewer: kubus_puchatek - - June 4, 2005
Subject: Great
it's very good for learning englisch language.
;)
Reviewer: brasil-neto - - May 3, 2004
Subject: Excellent audio book!
This is a really good audio book. I have converted the MP3 files to WAV format, created regular audio CDs and played them in my car stereo. The sound quality is outstanding!
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